I am a political scientist at the Université de Montréal, where I read on comparative and international political economy. I am particularly interested in the politics of international taxation and foreign direct investment. I have also done some work on economic voting, monetary policy, foreign aid, and research methods.

Here's an awkward picture in case you need to find me in the hotel lobby at some conference: selfie.jpg

Go Blue!

La France en l'an 2000.
Research

Preprint PDFs, supplementary materials, replication code, and data for all my published articles are archived by the Open Science Foundation. For a full list of publications, please read my curriculum vitae. Here are a few selected articles:

Software
  • countrycode: R package to convert country codes and country names.
  • WDI: R package to search and download thousands of panel data series from the World Bank's World Development Indicators.
  • Rdatasets: A collection of 1000+ datasets that were originally distributed alongside the statistical software environment R and some of its add-on packages. The goal is to make these data more broadly accessible for teaching and statistical software development. Each dataset is distributed in comma-separated values format, with detailed html documentation.